This healthy and delicious unstuffed peppers recipe uses frozen vegetables.

Unstuffed Peppers

recipe for recovery unstuffed peppersPrep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

  • 1 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Onion, frozen, chopped
  • 2 cup Bell Pepper, frozen, chopped
  • 1 lb Turkey, 93% lean, ground
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cumin, ground
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper, ground
  • 1 cup cooked rice, any kind (can use frozen)
  • 1-14 oz Can Tomatoes, diced and drained
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro, fresh, chopped


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the frozen onion and bell peppers and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the ground turkey to the pan, using a spoon to break up any large pieces.
  • When the turkey begins to brown, add the frozen garlic, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Continue to cook until the turkey is completely browned the garlic is fragrant.
  • Add the rice to the skillet and stir to incorporate. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes and cook for an additional 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.

If you want to learn more about the difference between frozen and fresh vegetables, be sure to check out this nutrition tip that explains it all!

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